Bill Maher is one of those on the left that gets a lot right but when he’s right, he absolutely nails it. One of those issues is the ahistorical nature of the anti-Israel BDS movement.
The Hill explains the serious slapdown:
Liberal commentator Bill Maher on Friday night went after the international movement to boycott Israel, calling it a “bullshit purity test” for Democrats after the Israeli government said it would deny entry to two U.S. congresswomen because of their support for the boycotts.
Maher drew applause in studio on his HBO show after declaring the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement supported by some congressional Democrats “a bullshit purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class.”
“It’s predicated on this notion, I think — it’s very shallow thinking — that the Jews in Israel, mostly white, and the Palestinians are browner, so they must be innocent and correct, and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this completely peaceful people found themselves occupied,” he said.
I know that a lot of people say that Evangelicals mindlessly support Israel out of some reading of the Bible, but even if that were somewhat true, history and reason and logic are behind this support. Is that a coincidence? I don’t think so. SO many liberals attack good things just because they see that conservatives support them. Thank goodness we don’t do that… hmmm…